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Police keep Plumtree High fraud case under wraps

Police in Matabeleland South have refused to disclose the details of a fraud case involving the Plumtree High School officials and the National Employment Council (NEC) for Welfare and Education.

By SILAS NKALA

they said they were still investigating to establish the accused persons after they received a report that fake receipts were discovered by NEC purporting that the school remitted thousands of dollars for the School Development Committee (SDC) employees to the NEC as subscriptions.

The receipts were allegedly bearing forged signatures of the NEC employees as recipients of the funds.

Reports indicate that the school had not been remitting the workers subscriptions due to the NEC for the past 16 months.

Matabeleland South police acting spokesperson sergeant, Nkosilathi Sibanda said following a report made over the issue to police in Plumtree, the SDC treasurer Silethukuhle Ndlovu was summoned to the station for questioning, but police have not yet made any arrests as they were still probing the case.

“Ndlovu was just questioned and at the moment we cannot disclose the details of the matter as we are yet to identify the accused persons,” said Sibanda.

“There are some issues we want to verify with both NEC and SDC officials and disclosing more details of the case would jeopardise investigations.”

The amount of money involved in the alleged fraud case has not been established, as Sibanda said that was part of police investigations.
On Monday, Plumtree High SDC acting chairman, Fletcher Velempini said he was aware of the allegations.

“There were such allegations yes,” said Velempini. “But I think it’s an in-house thing at the NEC. Ndlovu was questioned by the police after a fake receipt with NEC signatures was discovered, but no one was detained.”

Sibanda said Plumtree police CID was handling the case and a breakthrough would be made soon.

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